Have you ever been curious as to what goes into how I approach remote cameras and how I set things up? If so, you need to check out the second episode of my Nikon Behind the Scenes video series addressing remote cameras.
For this episode we are back at the Hoosier Gymnasium working with Glenn Robinson of the Minnesota Timberwolves and I utilize a three camera setup to provide complete coverage of one end of the basketball court from three entirely different angles to ensure that I am able to get a clean perspective of the action from at least one and as many as three cameras.
While the equipment in use is largely professional level equipment, it is important to note that the fundamentals explained in this segment is applicable to all Nikon consumer level equipment as well!
Please give the episode a watch and I will be happy to try and help anyone who has a question!
For this segment I used two D4s bodies, a 14-24mm f2.8, 70-200mm f2.8 and a D610 with a 35mm f1.8 lens and triggered everything wirelessly using the Nikon wireless remote system. All the rigging was done using Manfrotto magic arms, super clamps, ball heads and a floor plate. The end goal was to capture three viewpoints of the court and essentially put myself and the viewer in three different locations to capture the moment.
When it comes to remote cameras, my setups can be very extensive. For big shoots, I can have 12 or more remote cameras in use. When it comes to equipment being used, I have put everything from DX bodies like the D7000, a D300s and virtually every single body in the FX line to use. I can find a situation or a purpose for anything in my gear closet. The only thing that limits me as to what I can do is my own creativity.
I hope that the video inspires you to go and try to capture a scene from a new perspective!